Top 10 Cities in Solar Energy Leading the Way
Top 10 Cities in Solar Energy
By 2035, The Biden administration aims to create a carbon-free electricity sector in the U.S. and expand solar energy which will play a tremendous role in making that possible.
A recent report “Shining Cities 2022” from the Frontier Group and the Environment America Research & Policy Center reveals which Top 10 cities in solar energy are leading the way!
Shining Cities 2022 is the eighth report from the two groups to look at solar capacity in U.S. cities. The major growth in solar energy nationwide is reflected in the report findings. It shows that the U.S. has 121.4 gigawatts of solar capacity, which is enough to produce electricity for more than 23 million homes. Of the 56 cities surveyed, only 15 cities have increased their solar capacity by a factor of 10 in the last 8 years.
However, some cities are shining brighter than others. A total of ten cities have more solar panels installed than the entire country did a decade ago. The report ranked cities by both their overall solar capacity and their solar capacity per capita.
For overall solar capacity, the Top 10 cities in solar energy are:
- Los Angeles, CA
- San Diego, CA
- Las Vegas, NV
- Honolulu, HI
- San Antonio, TX
- New York, NY
- Phoenix, AR
- San Jose, CA
- Albuquerque, NM
- Washington, DC
In addition, the Shining Cities 2022 report also includes “actions that can be taken at the local, state, and federal level to accelerate the clean energy transition.” Among these actions are streamlining the permitting process, expanding access to solar for people who live in apartments and low-income residents through community solar projects, implementing net metering policies, providing financial incentives through rebates, tax credits, and other means, and supporting research and development.
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